Birds Aren't Real — because this is the year that Poe's Law has taken a hell of a beating.
There was no indication on those posts that they were sponsored.
I don’t normally nominate the words, but I fear we’re in danger of overlooking the contributions of our Scots brethren.
Ah! Weapons-grade plum! https://twitter.com/sueperkins/status/746281298285715456?lang=en
Kleptocracy. It's interesting to see how effective shame was in preventing blatant abuse of power by the arrival of someone who doesn't feel it.
Also: Harambe. Hopefully self-explanatory.
There's an archive here, although it appears that 2014 episodes are a bit spotty: http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/smarttalk/library
To pass these on, I did some stats on OIA requests. Bear in mind that the numbers fyi.org.nz sees are a small fraction of total OIAs, and that the categorisation relies on the users.
This is a rolling six month outstanding count/median time/average time: https://gist.github.com/wombleton/9477e88cc0a3de0236ab
Note that the "outstanding" count is for outstanding *now* — so, yes, there are outstanding OIA requests from 2012.
If you have an appetite for wrestling with data here's the raw output up until 1 Oct 2014: https://gist.githubusercontent.com/wombleton/934dde2686b7a432dc52/raw/0bbff139cecffa02f947cbcca1b4703ab45070df/output.json My understanding is that Hayden Glass is going to have a go, but the more the merrier.
On my "do one day, assuming $ & time" list is to put some visibility in front of Ombudsman complaints, assuming that no such official system will be forthcoming.
The Bugle addressed the IPCC report, and I believe summarised the response from world leaders accurately. From 6:45. Contains language, obviously, because it's The Bugle.
Will give this a try Russell, start saving your pennies...
Doh! I asked on the twitters but I didn't see this here at the time.
Rowan Crawford has done it and stories are flowing into my Dropbox as we speak. Hurrah!
Sorry about the "fish can't see water" problem with getting the script to you, ahem.
Apart from anything else, the young, white, male killers Danielle was talking about weren't generally aggressive, testosterone types.
What made the most impression to me in the data on school shootings pdf was how many times smart/picked-on/called-gay came up in various combinations.
I hesitate to point at US schools being toxic as a reason, but "it gets better" comes to mind.
Oh! Honourable mention for the decade has to go to fuckeulogy as well.